Alle Kennis van de Wereld (Biography of Paul Otlet)
A documentary about Paul Otlet, often considered the father of information management, narrated by W. Boyd Rayward, his biographer.
Production Company NoorederlichtAudio/Visual sound, color
In the late 1800s and early 1900s Otlet pioneered the field of what we today call information science, but what he called documentation. A hundred years before the development of the Internet, Otlet used terms like web of knowledge, link, and knowledge network to describe his vision for a central repository of all human knowledge.
In English and French. Produced for Dutch television in 1998.
April 18, 2009
Great documentary; i´d like to know if there´s any way we can get subtitles from this film, we´d like to show it in our class for spanish information science students
June 21, 2008
good info, needs subs
July 30, 2006
Fabulous introduction to pre-digital information classification
Thank you. I will use this video in my digital age 8th grade class in September. It will give the students a visual appreciation of pre-digital classification and organization of information. This is the first video in the archive that I have viewed. How did I get here? Through no planned organization of information, but by stumbling around the digital flea market of the Internet--just like I used to browse the neat sliding drawers of the library card catalog.